Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 29 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 21 Oct 2013

Project Name GMS: Cambodia Road Improvement Project
Country Cambodia
Project/Program Number 30240-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Northwestern Cambodia
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Road Transport
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1945Asian Development Fund50,000
TOTAL US$ 50,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Major potential environmental impacts are (i) impacts on drainage; (ii) impacts on fishery; (iii) noise and dust; (iv) mismanagement of construction materials and sites; and (v) health and safety. Mitigation measures have been identified and can be implemented without difficulty. The IEE, together with an appropriately designed environmental management plan and monitoring programs, is considered sufficient to meet the environmental impact assessment requirements of the Project. The Project will require acquisition of approximately 60 hectares of land along NR5 and NR6, affecting approximately 2000 farmers, 240 houses and house-shops, and 300 small roadside stalls, which will need to be moved out of the COI. Irrigation canals will also be disrupted and there will be temporary loss of land during construction. In addition, 572 private fruit trees and 2025 public and private shade trees will be affected within the COI. A full census and inventory of lost assets was carried out for all households potentially affected by the loss of land and structures within the COI and a full resettlement plan has been prepared for the Project in compliance with ADB s Policy on Involuntary Resettlement and the Handbook on Resettlement. A revised resettlement plan has been approved prior to implementation and award of the civil works contracts. HIV/AIDS and human/drug trafficking is a social issue due to increased intra and cross-border mobility and low awareness among the people within the Project area.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

A participation strategy was undertaken for major stakeholders for the HIV/AIDS prevention component, including an international NGO with a network of local NGOs operating in the Project area, local village leaders, representatives of local HIV and health government agencies, and mobile people presently in the communities.

During Project Design
Done successfully.
During Project Implementation
Done successfully.


The overall objectives of the Project are to promote economic activities and facilitate trade among Cambodia, Thailand, and Viet Nam and to improve the prospects for poverty reduction along the Southern Economic Corridor. The Project will: (i) together with other ongoing and planned investments funded by other development partners, promote national and subregional economic growth by reducing the cost and increasing the reliability of transport, which will also encourage the fast-growing tourism industry and subregional trade, and promote general economic growth; (ii) reduce poverty by providing all-year, all-weather access to employment opportunities, markets, and growth centers; (iii) improve social conditions by providing all-year, all-weather access to education and health; (iv) promote private sector participation and strengthen the domestic road-contracting industry by providing opportunities in road construction and maintenance; (v) work with an experienced nongovernment organization (NGO) under the national human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) framework to support efforts to control the disease and create awareness of it; (vi) initiate a process of reform for MPWT, particularly for the road sector in which asset management and transparency must be a guiding theme; and (vii) establish effective road maintenance management and road maintenance financing systems.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The three priority areas of the ADB country strategy and program (CSP)?rural economic development, human resources development, and private sector development?and the 10 sectors through which the strategy is to be implemented, remain valid in light of the current development situation. The 2001 and 2002 operational programs constituted a first phase of implementing the strategy. The program of lending and nonlending assistance for 2003?2005 constitutes a second phase, substantially completing considerable work in the 10 sectors. The CSP has been further strengthened by provision of a sharper focus on the implications of the state reform program?especially decentralization of public administration?and by enhancement of the poverty impact of sector interventions to support the Government?s goal of achieving its poverty reduction targets, in light of projected gross domestic product growth.

Development Impact

Promote economic and social development in the project area of influence and promote general economic growth at national and subregional levels

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
1. Reduce poverty by providing efficient all-weather access to employment opportunities, markets, and growth centers 2. Improve social conditions by providing efficient all-weather access to education and health providers 3. Promote economic growth by reducing the cost of transport 4. Strengthen the domestic road contracting industry by providing training and opportunities in road construction
Progress Towards Outcome
Development outcomes likely to be achieved. PPME Completion Survey has been undertaken.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Siem Reap-Sisophon-Poipet national roads 5 and 6 (about 150 km) rehabilitated Structures constructed on national roads 56 and 68 UXO cleared within the right-of-way Local contractors capable of contracting and performing simple roadworks Resettlement plan implemented
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Civil works contract packages 5F, 6E and 6F completed. Bridge reconstruction on NR56 and NR68 completed. Construction of weigh stations completed. Construction of Cross Border Facilities (CBF) at Poipet and Common Control Area (CCA) in Bavet completed as of June 2010. Completed road sections 5F, 6E and 6F inaugurated on 28 December 2009. Loan closing date extended until 31 December 2010 to complete remaining works. Project completed as of 31 December 2010. Project implementation was delayed due to (i) long-range caretaking government after the National Election in 2003, (ii) prolonged consultant selection process for the construction supervision, (iii) land acquisition and resettlement issues, and (iv) removal of unexploded ordinance. In summary, the project achieved all its outputs. PCR mission fielded 1-11March 2011.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Nov 29
Consulting Services
International and domestic consultants will be required to assist in (i) construction supervision services for the Project roads (about 200 person-months of international consultants and about 400 person-months of domestic consultants), (ii) reorganization of MPWT (to be determined by the high level interministerial Reorganization Committee during implementation of the Project), (iii) implementation of the HIV/AIDS program, (iv) implementation and monitoring of the Resettlement Plan, and (v) implementation of the Poverty Reduction Monitoring Program. The consultants will be recruited in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants, and arrangements satisfactory to the ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants.
Civil works contracts will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures among pre-qualified international contractors in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 04 Jun 2002 to 26 Jun 2002
Management Review Meeting 16 Jul 2002
Approval 26 Nov 2002
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1945 26 Nov 2002 07 Feb 2003 20 May 2003 30 Jun 2007 31 Dec 2010 15 Sep 2011


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
01 Oct 2014 Loan 1945 53,092 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
01 Oct 2014 Loan 1945 54,125 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1945 Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Shihiru Date (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Public Works and Transport (B)
Mr. Pheng Sovicheano


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